In partnership with Texas Monthly, the following articles spotlighting true crime are now available in a bundle as an audio download:
* “The Cheerleader Murder Plot” by Mimi Swartz, read by Pam Dougherty
* “The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob” by Skip Hollandsworth, read by Bruce DuBose
* “A Kiss Before Dying” by Pamela Colloff, read by Staci Snell and Karissa Vacker
* “The Talented Mr. Khater” by Francesca Mari, read by Mallorie Rodak
* “Just Desserts” by Katy Vine, read by Lydia Mackay
“The Cheerleader Murder Plot” by Mimi Swartz features a woman who went to extreme, murderous lengths to ensure her daughter’s spot on the cheerleading squad.
“The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob” by Skip Hollandsworth profiles the mysterious Peggy Jo Tallas who, disguised as a man, robbed banks and confounded police for years.
“A Kiss Before Dying” by Pamela Colloff revisits the case of Betty Williams, a high school student who begged her ex to kill her.
“The Talented Mr. Khater” by Francesca Mari investigates the ongoing exploits of international con artist and psychopath Youssef Khater.
“Just Desserts” by Katy Vine is the story of a man who turned “keeping up with the Joneses” into the perfect crime.
I am a huge fan of all true crime shows. I can easily drive people crazy because I can watch them all day while others don’t want to. So this book was right up my alley.
There are five stories and I enjoyed all the them and while I was familiar with a couple others were new to me. The publishers descriptions above are perfect so I won’t go into describing the separate stories. Enough to say the audio held my interest throughout and the various narrators they have telling the stories were all great.
If you like true crime as I do then I’d recommend this for a good read or a little over four hours of listening pleasure.
Source: Review copy via publisher. No compensation was received